Explosions Rock Fuel Barge in Alabama

On fire all night


A large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in Mobile, Ala., was hit with a seventh explosion early Thursday and fire officials said they planned to let the fire, which has injured three, burn overnight.

Firefighters from Mobile and U.S. Coast Guard officials responded after 8:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday to a pair of explosions involving the gas barges in an area of the Mobile River east of downtown, authorities said.